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<span class="search-highlight">Athanasius</span> <span class="search-highlight">Kircher</span> (1602-1680). A great scholar, he published about 40 majo...
Published: 01 October 2020
Figure 2.3 Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680). A great scholar, he published about 40 major works in the fields of comparative religion, medicine, theory of music, oriental language, and geology. During a trip to southern Italy, he became fascinated by volcanic and geothermal features. He imagined
Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.1130/2006.2411(05)
... Examining the works of Athanasius Kircher and Nicolaus Steno allows similarities and differences to be drawn between their theories of Earth. This is aided by paying particular attention to the role of the French atomist Pierre Gassendi. With his friend Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, Gassendi...
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Series: GSA Memoirs
Published: 01 April 2009
DOI: 10.1130/2009.1203(04)
... Symbolism, allegory, and metaphor pervade Athanasius Kircher’s (1602–1680) Mundus Subterraneus ( The Subterranean World ). Elements from the communicative theory of semiotics are useful for exploring Mundus Subterraneus and for illuminating the modern reactions to his works. Kircher used...
Series: GSA Memoirs
Published: 01 April 2009
DOI: 10.1130/2009.1203(05)
... inherited collections or museums, e.g., Jan Swammerdam and Manfredo Settala, and others had established these themselves, e.g., Athanasius Kircher. Steno eventually became a collector and curator for the Grand Duke of Tuscany. This work is documented in a catalogue, Indice di Cose Naturali , listing...
Series: GSA Memoirs
Published: 01 April 2009
DOI: 10.1130/978-0-8137-1203-1-203.0.135
... The interest of the Danish scientist Niels Stensen (1638–1686) in geology begins with his manuscript Chaos of 1659. It shows how he is influenced by Pierre Borel (ca. 1620–1689), René Descartes (1596–1650), Athanasius Kircher (1601–1680), Pierre Gassendi (1592–1655), and others. His main...
Series: GSA Memoirs
Published: 01 April 2009
DOI: 10.1130/2009.1203(13)
... an advantage over other theologians like Vincent de Contenson (1641–1674) who adopted old-fashioned scientific theories from classical antiquity. Though Steno’s conception, in contrast to Athanasius Kircher (1601–1680), emphasized the accidental nature of Earth’s history, it still left a place for the Creator...
Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2001.190.01.03
EISBN: 9781862394384
..., the continental reception of English Theories of the Earth varied. This was due to the complexity of the European context which since the 1660s had produced the theories of René Descartes, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Athanasius Kircher, as well as Nicolaus Steno’s dynamic view on the development of the Earth’s...
Journal Article
Published: 01 October 2015
Earth Sciences History (2015) 34 (2): 169–189.
... of a middle state. Understanding Kircher’s paleontology . In: Athanasius Kircher: The Last Man Who Knew Everything , edited by Paula Findlen , 207 – 237 . New York and London : Routledge . Gualtieri , Niccolò . 1725 . Riflessioni sopra l’Origine delle Fontane, descritte in forma di...
Journal Article
Journal: Geology
Published: 01 September 2006
Geology (2006) 34 (9): 793–796.
... to this philosophy, as shown by his quote ( Ziggelaar, 1997 , p. 116) from Athanasius Kircher: “The key of nature: there is one key of nature; only he who embraces the unity in most different matters …must be judged to have found it.” All of this makes Chaos a wunderkammer of sorts. Translated from German...
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Published: 22 July 2015
Seismological Research Letters (2015) 86 (5): 1432–1437.
... science of the baroque era were connected with fire or fires inside the Earth’s core and mantle. The most influential works of this type belong to German Jesuit Athanasius Kircher (1602–1680). In the Kircher (1678) model, in addition to the central fire, further fire sources are included...
Journal Article
Published: 01 April 2005
Earth Sciences History (2005) 24 (1): 1–4.
... is to the cover, where it now comes a in a split green/white colour, and carries a circular logo. The colour aims to enhance the visual impact of the journal when seen on a library shelf, and I hope that this will encourage readers to take it down and browse through its pages. The logo, which is from Athanasius...
Journal Article
Published: 01 October 2013
Earth Sciences History (2013) 32 (2): 186–203.
... ). In this respect there was an important influence on Spanish authors of the work Mundus subterraneus (1641) by Athanasius Kircher (1601–1680), a Jesuit professor of the Collegio Romano (Rome) ( Glick 1971 , Findlen 2004 , Fletcher 2012). Kircher proposed the existence of conduits in the interior of the Earth...
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Published: 01 June 1982
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (1982) 72 (3): 1039–1042.
.... Although it does not give a catalog, the book of Athanasius Kircher (1664) is often quoted by authors of the 18th century. Kircher develops in his work an interesting early theory about the Earth's interior, volcanoes, and earthquakes. 1039 1040 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR In the beginning of the 19th century, J...
Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 27 November 2018
DOI: 10.1130/2018.2535(04)
EISBN: 9780813795355
... of the Kircher Museum has been all but forgotten. Instead, Buonanni is generally relegated to a passing footnote in conversations on the generation of insects. In between the death of Athanasius Kircher (1602–1680) and Buonanni’s subsequent accession of the museum in 1698, Buonanni became involved in very...
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Journal: Paleobiology
Published: 01 January 2002
Paleobiology (2002) 28 (2): 179–183.
... of the early sixteenth century, and Athanasius Kircher in the greatest geologic work of the premodern era, the Mundus subterraneus of 1664.) Encelius begins the explication of his theory on the origin of metals and other mineralogical objects (including “fossils,” then defined broadly as anything dug up...
Journal Article
Published: 01 October 2003
Earth Sciences History (2003) 22 (2): 219–262.
..., 228 p. KELBER, K.-P. and OKRUSCH, M., 2002, Athansius Kircher retrospektiv: Pendelschläge geowissen-schafllicher Erkenntnis. In Beinlich, H., Vollrath. H.-J., and Wittstadt, K., eds., Spurensuche: Wege zu Athanasius Kircher, J.H. Roll, Dettelbach, p. 137–162. KELLEY, D.S. et al., 2001...
Journal Article
Published: 01 April 2003
Earth Sciences History (2003) 22 (1): 90–136.
..., Nel corpo della Terra. II geocosmo di Athanasius Kircher [Inside the body of the earth. Athanasius Kircher’s geocosm], in Athanasus Kircher. II museo del Mondo, edited by Eugenio Lo Sardo, Roma, DeLuca, p. 179–196. LÖHNERT, ECKEHARD P., 2001, Konrad Keilhack (1858-1944)—seine Mitgliedschaft...
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Published: 01 October 2002
Earth Sciences History (2002) 21 (2): 207–253.
.... Fauna y flora de Uruguay : Public. Extra Museo National de Historia Natural. Uruguay , v. 44 , p. 1 – 26 . MORELLO , NICOLETTA , 2001 , Nel corpo della Terra. Il geocosmo di Athanasius Kircher [Inside the body of the earth. Athanasius Kircher’s gcocosm] , in Athanasus Kircher. Il museo...
Journal Article
Published: 01 April 2011
Earth Sciences History (2011) 30 (1): 104–134.
... nature of rocks of SMO. Ives (1942 , p. 233) lamented that Padre Quirquerio was “one of history’s unknowns”, but as has been noted by Burrus (1971 , p. 268), Quirquerio was in fact another name given to the German/Italian Jesuit scientist Athanasius Kircher (1602–1680), author of the massive tome...
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Published: 01 August 2012
American Mineralogist (2012) 97 (8-9): 1494–1504.
... for this mineral, and a formal proposal was submitted the IMA-NMNC Commission, which approved the species and the name (IMA 2009-086). The name kircherite is for Athanasius Kircher (1602–1680), a German Jesuit scholar who published around 40 works, some of which dealt with magnetism, geology, mineralogy...
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